Hello colour lover!
After the success of last year’s Colourful Christmas gift blog, I thought I’d do it again, bringing to you a list of handmade, handcrafted and unique colourful gifts from around our colour filled world.
Once again I put a call out my Instagram to see who wanted to be on my colourful Christmas gift blog and the response again was overwhelming.
I’ve handpicked some of my favourites from around our colourful world. Beautiful handmade items direct from the maker.
Not only will you be supporting a small, independent business, the good news is their products are available all year round, so if you have a birthday, anniversary, need a thank you gift, or maybe even to treat yourself you can always pop back here.
Check out the colour list below…
Atelier Com Alma
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Product/s description: Atelier Com Alma is my hand embroidery project. I like to embroider pieces of ones personal history with a sass of colour and nostalgia. My products range from ready to send embroideries; folk embroidery kits for beginners; made to order architectural embroidery pieces of your home or of that special place; custom repair embroidery work of broken ceramics (embroidered kintsugi).
Ideal customer: Lovers of beautiful things, with a keen eye for details.
Purchase over at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AtelierComAlma or https://www.belgianart.be/en/profile/laranjo-luisa
IG handle: @ateliercomalma
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Product/s description: My work is inspired by the colours, shapes, and style of Australian flora where I was born and grew up. I’ve lived in Dublin since 2000. With their contemporary designs, clean lines and strong colour palettes, my range of greeting cards and prints are eye-catching, uplifting and have a strong visual appeal.
Ideal customer: Colour and design lovers young and old – my contemporary designs will appeal to anyone who loves a modern, crisp design aesthetic with vibrant, bold colours.
Purchase over at: www.propellerprints.com
IG handle: @propellerprints
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Product/s description: A mother and daughter duo creating colourful, funky macrame home decorations such as rainbows, flowers and Christmas ornaments. Each product is handmade out of cotton cord, high quality yarn and it’s hand-stitched, which makes it last forever. Super versatile pieces created to brighten up any room and put a smile on your face.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Product/s description: I hope to enrich people everyday with optimistic pattern combinations, through a lush Scandinavian expression. Kitchen towels and table cloths are locally produced in Norway. I also sell pillows, scrunchies, scarfs and reusable gift wraps. Fabric for curtains, pillows and upholstery are printed in Europe or woven in Norway, and can be ordered by the metre.
Product/s description: I create colourful hand embroidered earrings and jewellery. I also embroider small pictures. The background of my embroidery is mostly a handmade felt, which I make from a silk wool blend. I only embroider with natural thread like silk, cotton or linen, unless it is gold thread. For my jewellery I also love to use gemstones. I love to play with colours.
Ideal customer: Women who do not like following a trend, know themselves and their style. Also people who appreciate handcraft and like to own a unique piece.
Purchase over at: https://www.stitchingwonderland.ch/
IG handle: @stitchingwonderland
Textil Manufactur Tanz
Location: Dietfurt, Switzerland
Product/s description: Unique & colourful hand-dyed fibres/hand-spun yarns/handwoven fabrics & accessories designed & handmade by the two of us, Jürgen & Annette. We are a small Swiss fibre mill. We only dye small quantities, you will find exclusive limited colour designs. We have seasonal knitting kits with our yarn. Our handmade box bags are the perfect gift – for project bags, craft boxes, toiletries…
Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Product/s description: Punch needle kit with Lavor needle. Lavor needle comes with three needle options, suitable for thin and medium weight yarn. Kit includes embroidery fabric suitable, wooden hoop, 6 shades of cotton yarn, DMC Diamant golden embroidery thread, instruction booklet and pattern in English and embroidery scissors.
Candy Queen Designs
Location: Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK
Product/s description: Add a WOW factor to your home décor with Candy Queen’s amazing animal furniture knobs and unique decorative light switches. Designs that are so good they are given as gifts! ‘The cabinet knobs are gorgeous, real one offs, they appeal to both adults and children and my kids absolutely love them, Genius!’ – Danielle Proud, Interior Designer & TV presenter
Location: Maidstone, UK
Product/s description: Colourful, fun, and sustainable organic cotton clothing for adults and kids in a range of styles… We’ve got political designs and silly ones too, for whatever mood you’re in. All our products are vegan-friendly, and we donate 50% of our profits to animal charities in the UK. UK shipping is always free on orders over £50, and returns are free too. We even send in plastic-free packaging! As we print your orders on demand, there’s very little waste, and our manufacturing plants run on renewable energy and we maintain closed-loop water systems for our fabric dyeing process.
Taste With Colour
Location: London, UK
Product/s description: The Chocolate Tasting Flavour Map. Taste With Colour is a tool to help people identify flavours with colour. Simply close your eyes while tasting and see which colours come to your mind. Go to those colours on the map to help you identity the flavours you taste!
Location: West Wickham, Kent, UK
Product/s description: I’m Lucy, the lady behind TillyTwoStitch. I hand make a variety of kids clothes from jersey cotton fabric. Working with an array of fun, colourful and funky designs which I have designed and printed here in the UK by various independent businesses. When my daughter was a baby/toddler I used to love dressing her in original and quirky prints. It’s an absolute joy to now see kids in my designs. 25% of my profits are donated to Mind Charity.
Location: Seattle, Washington State, USA
Product/s description: Fossick is a fibre supplies studio promoting sustainability in the arts and crafts by showcasing eco-friendly materials that are colourful and fun! We offer botanically dyed up-cycled fabrics, reclaimed art yarn bundles, and repurposed embroidery supplies in a variety of colours, textures and patterns. Our high-quality material packs make wonderful gifts for creative makers of all ages.
Location: Florida, USA
Product/s description: Title: “Sunset Visions”, A colourful, vibrant and whimsical art quilt that will bring cheer to your home or office, hanging on your wall. Size: 20.25”w X 21.5”h; cotton, machine quilted. I make Original Art Quilts, abstract or whimsical for home decor, and I take commissions.
Which colourful creation caught your eye?
Wishing you a colourful day!
Image courtesy from each talented artist, creative and maker featured here.
PLEASE NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with any of these businesses. All correspondence and transactions are between the you, the purchaser and the business owner, the supplier.